First report of leaf blight caused by Pestalotiopsis chamaeropis and Neopestalotiopsis sp. in Japanese andromeda
- 557 Downloads
Leaf blight was observed in Japanese andromeda [Pieris japonicasubsp. japonica (Thunb.) D.Don ex G.Don] in Machida, Tokyo, Japan. Typical symptoms included expanding brown spots with reddish borders from the center or edge of the leaf. Pathogenicity test and fungal identification based on morphological and molecular phylogenetic analyses revealed the disease was caused by Pestalotiopsis chamaeropis and Neopestalotiopsis sp. To our knowledge, this is the first report of leaf blight of Japanese andromeda caused by Pestalotiopsis sensu lato in the world. We have named the new disease “leaf blight” of Japanese andromeda (hagare-byo in Japanese).
KeywordsLeaf blight Fungal disease Pestalotiopsis sensu lato
Compliance with ethical standards
Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Research involving human and/or animal participants
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
- Hall TA (1999) BioEdit: a user-friendly biological sequence alignment editor and analysis program for Windows 95/98/NT. Nucleic Acids Symp Ser 41:95–98Google Scholar
- White TJ, Bruns T, Lee S, Taylor J (1990) Amplification and direct sequencing of fungal ribosomal RNA genes for phylogenetics. In: Innis MA, Gelfand DH, Sninsky JJ, White TJ (eds) PCR protocols: a guide to methods and applications. Academic Press, San Diego, pp 315–322Google Scholar